What constitutes a Hardboiled Detective ?


From http://www.wikipedia.org below,

The term comes from a process of hardening of an egg;

to be hardboiled is to be comparatively tough. The hardboiled detective — originated by Daly’s Terry Mack and Race Williams and epitomized by Hammett’s Sam Spade and Chandler’s Philip Marlowe — not only solves mysteries, like his “softer” counterparts, the protagonist confronts violence on a regular basis leading to the burnout and the cynical (so-called “tough”) attitude towards one own’s emotions.[2]


The cover of seminal hardboiled magazine Black Mask, September 1929, featuring part 1 of its serialization of The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett. Illustration of private eye Sam Spade by Henry C. Murphy,


Who could be more hardboiled than a man who stays up late playing his violin into the night,  or takes his nemesis head on alone out in the woods, why Sherlock Holmes of course!


Fav.  quote-

…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes)
Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Arthur Conan Doyle
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” Looking across the field of grass he saw an umbrella with two feet sticking out in an unusually awkward way. “
Have a night filled with adventures…..!

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